OT: Re: [lazarus] Localization site
bukovjan at mbox.dkm.cz
Mon Sep 16 12:09:29 EDT 2002
Michael A. Hess wrote:
> Michael Van Canneyt wrote:
>>> * SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model)
>> And what does this beast do ?
>> What does courseware do, for that matter ?
> Well this all is in the CBT/WBT eLearning world. This is of course the
> major focus of my business. As Marco pointed out the fanatics, in this
> case the PHD egg heads who sit around and dream up concepts without
> really having to use them, created the SCORM model.
> http://www.adlnet.org if you are really interested.
> Courseware refers to training courses or learning/references products.
> The idea of SCORM is to make every little piece of a course reusable.
> That means every screen, graphic, media clip is reusable outside of
> the current course. So for example assume I have a course that teaches
> how to code in Perl. In the course there is a page that explains what
> a "Regular Expression" is. I have to design the course, it's flow,
> it's images everything about it to be totally independent on anything
> else in the course. That is so if someone else is writing a course on
> PHP they could just tell the manifest control file that it should just
> reuse the page on Regular Expressions found in the Perl course. Or
> maybe it just wants to use the image I used on my page or maybe just
> the audio. Anyway you should get the idea. Pages/concepts/media should
> be totally independent of the course they are in so that they can be
> plugged in and reused anywhere else without having to do anything to
> RIGHT. Welcome to the real world. It doesn't happen or even work.
> The above model doesn't take into account screen design, colors,
> control buttons, etc. etc. etc. So my Regular Expression page could
> have a blue background to match the course design but the PHP could
> use brown. So they would have to take the content and recode it to
> match the PHP course anyway. The whole thing is an egg head pipe dream.
> The biggest problem is that I, as a contractor, don't have access to
> my clients base of courseware so I don't even know what already exists
> to attempt to reuse it in the first place. So EVERYTHING ALWAYS gets
> The whole thing is a joke. :-\
Looks like they forgot to split content/presentation layers. Looks like
a major design flaw :-)
How would you rate DocBook with this respect?
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